TinkanDesigns

Ring-Pull Jewelry, Recycled Accessories, and Metalwork

Hereford, United Kingdom · 354 Sales

TinkanDesigns

Ring-Pull Jewelry, Recycled Accessories, and Metalwork

Hereford, United Kingdom 354 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(97)
Shop owner

Annabel

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Announcement   Welcome to Tinkan Designs online shop. :)

I am a proud member of the following Etsy teams:
- Trashion team - Seeing the potential and beauty in trash :
http://www.etsytrashion.etsy.com
- Team Eco Etsy - For all things eco and green:
http://www.etsy.com/teams/6352/eco-etsy
- Upcyclers - Where we all love 2 Upcycle:
http://www.etsy.com/teams/6610/upcyclers
- Recycle Party team - amazing stuff all made from recycled materials:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/12777/recycle-party
- Recycled Artists - The art of re-use:
http://www.etsy.com/teams/7985/recycled-artists

Please also visit my Folksy shop, which is a British-based equivalent to Etsy.

Email me on: tinkandesigns [!at] yahoo.co.uk for any queries or commissions.

Thanks for looking!

Other places to see what I do:
www.tinkandesigns.co.uk
www.folksy.com/shops/tinkandesigns
www.flickr.com/photos/tinkandesigns/
http://www.facebook.com/tinkandesigns

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 9, 2016

Welcome to Tinkan Designs online shop. :)

I am a proud member of the following Etsy teams:
- Trashion team - Seeing the potential and beauty in trash :
http://www.etsytrashion.etsy.com
- Team Eco Etsy - For all things eco and green:
http://www.etsy.com/teams/6352/eco-etsy
- Upcyclers - Where we all love 2 Upcycle:
http://www.etsy.com/teams/6610/upcyclers
- Recycle Party team - amazing stuff all made from recycled materials:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/12777/recycle-party
- Recycled Artists - The art of re-use:
http://www.etsy.com/teams/7985/recycled-artists

Please also visit my Folksy shop, which is a British-based equivalent to Etsy.

Email me on: tinkandesigns [!at] yahoo.co.uk for any queries or commissions.

Thanks for looking!

Other places to see what I do:
www.tinkandesigns.co.uk
www.folksy.com/shops/tinkandesigns
www.flickr.com/photos/tinkandesigns/
http://www.facebook.com/tinkandesigns

Annabel

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Annabel

Special Brew Wallet. Recycled, Eco Friendly
US$13.44
Recycled Black Rubber Riveted Necklace
US$47.06
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(97)
ElfinEva

ElfinEva on Jul 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Both the belt and the nozbug are amazing artworks! They are carefully created, and I admire the resourcefulness & recycling!!! Annabel was wonderful and shipped them all the way down-under which was rather risky. I will be back!!! Xoxoxo

Penny Chupp

Penny Chupp on May 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Oh My Gosh! these wallets are fantastic. When you close them they crackle. I love them. She is a very talented and creative lady. Outstanding customer service. I will be back soon. P

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About

Tinkan Designs is about the creative re-use of waste materials

Hello - I'm Annabel or Tinkabel.
Recycling and re-using has always been a part of my life.
Art and creativeness has also always been a part of my life.
Tinkan Designs is my way of combining the two, and (trying) to earn a modest income!

Quite a few years ago now, I saw someone wearing just one ring-pull on a bit of string around his neck.
The seed of inspiration was born.
What a fantastic, free, and abundant resource, ring-pulls are! Not only that, but they are perfectly formed, and beautifully designed, as you will see, once you take the time to notice them! It's such a shame people discard them so readily!
So... I started collecting ring-pulls... and then I started making jewellery with them...and Tinkan Designs was born...
At around the same time I was also doing a Blacksmithing, and Metalwork course,(in my 30's!) and it was here I learnt to weld, and work with metal.
As a result, I have quite a range of products, and 2 different work-spaces - a caravan where I make the smaller things such as jewellery, and purses. And a larger metalworking workshop, where I can make a mess, grinding and welding, and store all my scrap metal! The underlying theme though in all my work is re-using recycled/scrap materials.
I do like combining these materials when i can, especially plastic, and metal, and inner tube rubber...
Rivets are one of my favourite things! I use a LOT of rivets in my work!
I have been making my jewellery for maybe 8 years now, and I am still amazed at how many different designs can come from the 3 simple main components I use - Ring-pulls, Washers, and Rivets!

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  • Annabel (Tinks) Neilson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Having been somewhat nomadic for many years, I have now settled on a farm, in beautiful rural Herefordshire, in the UK. Where I share my life with my partner Mark, our cat, dogs, and chickens.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 23, 2015
Hello, and welcome to Tinkan Designs!
I am a one-(wo)man band - I design, make, photograph, edit, upload, write about, pack, and post, everything that you see here in my shop. (Sometimes with a little help from my partner Mark!)
Thank you for supporting my small business!
Keep it Handmade, and Recycled, it's the way forward! x

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
Payment is either via Paypal, or Direct Checkout - ( you just need a credit or debit card ), and is usually an instant payment, when you first make your order.
**We also accept Etsy Gift Cards here**
If I don't receive payment straightaway, I will contact you, to check that you still wish to make the purchase. If I don't hear from you within 3 days, your order will be cancelled.
Shipping
Orders for jewelry, and other small items will usually be dispatched within 3 working days after payment (unless otherwise stated via email - for instance if I am away from home)
Larger items, such as Trivets, and any item that states it may need to be made to order (please check each listing description) may take up to 3 weeks to be dispatched, but I will let you know via email, when to expect delivery. after your purchase. If you need it by a certain date, please let me know, either in a note to seller when you buy, or check with me before you buy. I can usually get it to you within a week if need be, but it is worth checking first.
Thank you!
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, I can either refund, exchange or alter to fit, (as you wish), if the item is returned to me within 14days.
Any problems at all then please get in contact, and I will do my best to resolve them.
All my jewelry has a lifetime guarantee on it - I want you to wear it and enjoy it for as long as you can! Quality is important to me, and I make sure all my products are wearable, strong and durable, but if anything does breaks, however long you have had it, I will fix it for you free of charge! You will just need to contact me first, and then ship it to me for repair.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do sell wholesale.
If you are interested in wholesale orders, then please contact me for my very reasonable wholesale prices!
Thanks for looking, and hopefully shopping, with Tinkan Designs!